About Me

Hi! My name is Shimrit. I write for a living, work at various digital nomad / remote worker jobs and travel as much as I can (which is usually a few months a year. Not really enough, but there you go).

I run DIY Tel Aviv (http://www.diytelavivguide.com) which is an alternative city guide, but as I’ve spent most of my adult life in London and also travel to a bunch of other places looking for alternative / underground culture action, I’ve been wanting to write about other places for a while. So now this site is here, for when I’ve got useful information about places that are not Tel Aviv.

My background is in creative writing and journalism , stage production, working in various roles on the London underground clubbing and festival scene (from technical production to running info stalls). I’ve written about travel, culture for the likes of Time Out, Vice.com and a bunch of inflight magazines.

I’m interested in alternative, conscious travel – supporting small local businesses, frequenting bars and venues that are threatened by gentrification and discovering interesting local underground culture wherever I’m at. I love visiting weird, beautiful places, seeing unusual things (including some pretty macabre stuff, as well as nerdy stuff) but ultimately what I love most is connecting with the awesome global network of people who enjoy the same sort of things I do and learn the different ways my favourite scenes manifest around the world. As a result, much of this site will be about cities, because I spend much of my travel time exploring cities.

However, every once in a while I do go and find an island, some hot springs or nature stuff to look at, so I’m sure there’ll  be some of that too.

Feel free to talk to me if you want to work together in some way. I’m always happy to visit exotic places, see new things and meet new people.